Animal scientists rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, animal scientists rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 29% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy animal scientists are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Wildlife enforcement officer
3.6
$56k
Climate change analyst
3.6
$77k
Conservation scientist
3.6
$64k
Animal scientist
3.5
$65k
Veterinary assistant
3.5
$30k
Environmental restoration planner
3.5
$77k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are animal scientists happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do animal scientists find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as animal scientists?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are animal scientist’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are animal scientists making the best use of their abilities?

Are animal scientists happy with their salary?

Animal scientists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.1/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most animal scientists having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked animal scientists how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

117 animal scientists

5 Star
17%

17% of animal scientists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
17%

17% of animal scientists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
32%

32% of animal scientists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
25%

25% of animal scientists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of animal scientists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do animal scientists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, animal scientists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.5/5. Unlike many careers, animal scientists have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become animal scientists.

We asked animal scientists how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

123 animal scientists

5 Star
27%

27% of animal scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
24%

24% of animal scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of animal scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of animal scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of animal scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as animal scientists?

Animal scientists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.0/5. The majority of animal scientists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked animal scientists how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.0 out of 5 stars

133 animal scientists

5 Star
35%

35% of animal scientists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
37%

37% of animal scientists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of animal scientists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of animal scientists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
1%

1% of animal scientists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an animal scientist’s work environment?

As a whole, animal scientists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.7/5. A solid majority of animal scientists enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as an animal scientist.

We asked animal scientists how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

130 animal scientists

5 Star
25%

25% of animal scientists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of animal scientists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of animal scientists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
11%

11% of animal scientists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of animal scientists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are animal scientists making the best use of their abilities?

Former animal scientists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.5/5. Most animal scientists surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as an animal scientist, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked animal scientists how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

130 animal scientists

5 Star
26%

26% of animal scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of animal scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of animal scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of animal scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of animal scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars